Nickelodeon has announced that production is set to begin on a new CG-animated “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” film alongside Point Grey Pictures’ Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver.
The movie will be directed by Jeff Rowe (“Gravity Falls,” “Connected,” “Disenchantment”) and written by Brendan O’Brian (“Neighbors,” “Sorority Rising,” “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”). Paramount Pictures will handle the worldwide distribution of the film.
“Adding Seth, Evan and James’ genius to the humor and action that’s already an integral part of TMNT is going to make this a next-level reinvention of the property,” said Brian Robbins, president of Kids & Family for ViacomCBS. “I’m looking forward to see what they do, and I know that Ramsey Naito and her team are excited to take the Nick Animation Studio into another great direction with their first-ever CG-animated theatrical.”
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” was originally created in 1984 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, and first debuted as a successful comic book series before becoming an animated TV show, a live-action television series, and numerous theatrical releases.
Nickelodeon brought the franchise to life again in 2012 with the CG-animated series “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and then with the 2D-animated series “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” in 2019. As part of a separate deal, Nickelodeon and Netflix are teaming up to produce an original animated 2D film based on the current “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” series.